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About Mares Vector Origin BCD

The Vector Origin Buoyancy Compensator by Mares is a full featured jacket style buoyancy compensator Vector Origin includes a zippered pocket, metal D-rings, two overpressure relief valves, adjustable waistband, Ergo Inflator System and padded backpack This unique combination of features and comfort includes many deluxe options rarely found on comparably priced models The Mares Vector Origin is the perfect buoyancy vest for the diver who wants basic buoyancy compensation in a package that provides safe and stable cylinder control The Mares Vector Origin features a classic Mares air cell made from 840 denier Nylon

The Mares Vector Origin BCD is commonly used for Cold Water, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Mares Vector Origin BCD is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced Diver, Beginner, Divemaster, Novice Diver, Recreational Diver among others. The Mares Vector Origin BCD is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Vector Origin BCD: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Vector Origin BCD Features

  • The buckle adjustment straps are finished with pull-rings, which are easy to grip even when wearing heavy neoprene gloves
  • Ergo inflator
  • Padding: Anatomical, neutrally buoyant padding on the backpack
  • One swivel hose retainer, guarantees safe and optimal positioning of the console and octopus

Mares Vector Origin BCD Specifications

Bc Body
840 Denier Nylon
Buoyancy Bag
840 Denier Fabric - Classic Aircell
Valves
2 Front, 1 Rear
Pockets
A Roomy Side Pocket With High Impact Ykk Zip And Zipper-Pull, And Another With Flap Closure, Both Self-Draining
Shoulder Straps
Padded, With Anatomical Cut
Stainless Steel Rings
2 On The Shoulder Straps,
Waist Strap
Adjustable, With Quick Release Buckle
Chest Buckle
Null
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small
Oral Inflator
Null
X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Waist 26-32 29-34 32-39 34-44 41-49
Chest 32-36 34-38 36-39 39-42 41-46
Height 5'1"-5'4" 5'3"-5'7" 5'7"-5'9" 5'9"-6'0" 6'0"-6'4"
Weight 100-120 120-145 140-175 170-210 205-240
Lift Capacity 15 20 25 28 29

Vector Origin BCD Customer Reviews

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Mares Vector Origin BCD
 
4.3

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily adjustable (66)
  • Comfortable (63)
  • Durable (55)
  • Lots of features (23)

Cons

  • Poor craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Recreation (66)
  • Warm water (42)
  • Cold water (24)
  • Professional (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational diver (38), Advanced diver (14), Beginner (8), Divemaster (5), Novice diver (4)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (22), Drift diving (9), Night diving (8), Wreck diving (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awsome product, I would highly recomend.

Thanks[...] Mares for having a wonderful, easy to use, and rugged product that got me under the water and exploring the many wonders of the sea...with out exploring the bottom...Read complete review

Thanks[...] Mares for having a wonderful, easy to use, and rugged product that got me under the water and exploring the many wonders of the sea...with out exploring the bottom of my wallet.Love the productLove the price

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

If I had to do it over again

I have gone on 17 dives with this BCD. I have had problems with it shifting and rubbing on my neck. Not sure what the problem is, but it is annoying at best. <...Read complete review

I have gone on 17 dives with this BCD. I have had problems with it shifting and rubbing on my neck. Not sure what the problem is, but it is annoying at best.

I will probably order another BCD with an integrated weight system. It is less to put on and take off, and you don't have to ratchet a weight-belt to you so tightly to compensate for your wetsuit compressing at depth.

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5.0

Great Basic BC

By Dave

from Miami, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easily Adjustable
  • Lots Of Features

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Mares Vector Origin BCD:

    Great entry/mid level BC from a quality manufacturer (my current 12 year old Mares BC is being relegated to a back-up role). Not a lot of bells and whistles, but in my mind that means less to go wrong. The zippered pockets could be a little larger, but other than that, it performs as advertised. I got mine on Tuesday and did a quick shore dive on Thursday. Overall, very satisfied. I would give it a four and a half star rating. Since we can't rate with half stars, I will give it a five instead of a four. Why rent beat-up junk when you can own a quality BC at such a great price!

    • Diving Type:
    • Night Diving, Open Water Diving

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    4.0

    Just love my new BCD

    By Tina

    from Denmark

    About Me Novice Diver

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Vector Origin BCD:

      Only have 10 dives before. Make 16 dives with this new BCD in Ambergris Caye and Mexico on my hollieday. Very nice and comfortable to ware and easy to take off in the water. Only thing that might be better, is the way to place the occtapus, but it was functionaly anyway. Just love my new BCD.

      • Diving Type:
      • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Open Water Diving

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      5.0

      great starter

      By tom

      from new jersey

      About Me Novice Diver

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation

        Comments about Mares Vector Origin BCD:

        im 16 this is my first bc, and for the price they dont get much better. i have seen alot of divers with a lot of junk on and to me simplicity is the best way this bc is functional and cheap.

        • Diving Type:
        • Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Would definatly purchase again

        By squirt57

        from Claremore, OK / Camden, SC

        About Me Novice Diver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easily Adjustable
        • Lots Of Features

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Vector Origin BCD:

        Worked great for lake dive during certification. Perfect for a small person like me (X-Small) This BCD is not weight intergrated, but I didn't need much weight anyway, just a few pounds in one pocket (perfer weight belt, but didn't have one at time)

        • Diving Type:
        • Open Water Diving

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This thing is awesome!

        By Morseman21

        from Mauritius

        About Me Recreational Diver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 2 metal D-rings
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easily Adjustable
        • Lots Of Features
        • Padded back

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Mares Vector Origin BCD:

          This BCD is probably one of the best in it's class. Under $250 this thing is a freaking bargain buy! The fact that it comes with 2 metal D-rings is amazing considering thefact that metal D-rings is a premium feature on most BCD's.
          I got this BCD for pure recreational diving and it's doing a great job so far.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was fast and very well packed.
          All items were recevied in excellent condition.

          • Diving Type:
          • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving

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          HUGH W  price, but really like it, well made. Runs a little large actually
          Shopper  I'm 6'0" and weigh 225. Would you recommend a L or XL?
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          Shopper  5'9,190 pounds, 35" waist--medium or large?
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